Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse 17-14 victory over Stanford on February 19, 2012.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in three games during sophomore campaign, seeing action in wins over Rutgers and Villanova and in a loss at No. 15 Loyola (Md.).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in three games for the Irish during freshman year, helping the team to wins over California, Villanova and Cincinnati ... had a draw control in a 20-6 win against the Golden Bears.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout athlete at Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, N.J. where she played basketball and lacrosse ... served as captain of both teams as a senior ... helped Glen Ridge to its first conference lacrosse championship in school history during 2010 as the team went 19-3 ... fifth in scoring with 49 goals and 18 assists for 67 points ... added 28 draw controls, 37 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers ... two-time all-conference and all-city (2009, 2010) ... selected third team all-state as a junior and second team all-state as a senior ... winner of Coach's Award for girls lacrosse in 2009 ... won the school's Legacy Award following senior year ... honorable mention U.S. Lacrosse All-American following junior year ... a member of the STEPS Elite lacrosse program ... as a senior in basketball was all-conference and all-state ... won the school's top offense award in basketball in 2010 ... full name is Kristen Suzanne Cousins ... daughter of James and Kathee Cousins ... born in Glen Ridge, N.J. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in information technology management and will also take a supplementary major in Spanish from the College of Arts & Letters.